Wellness for the Family: Can Chocolate be Healthy?

Chocolate is the most highly craved food item reported by Americans.

There are many factors that contribute to chocolate cravings, such as stress, hormone levels and more. While chocolate does have it’s unhealthy characteristics, there are some health benefits for dark chocolate, including antioxidant content and how its nitric oxide content may help athletic performance

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s Shanthi Appelo joined ‘the four’ LIVE with ways to maintain a healthy relationship with the treat without overdoing it  and tips on choosing the healthiest chocolate by exploring cocoa, sugar and fat content. Watch the video above to see her tips.

For more wellness tips, tricks, and recipes from registered dietitian Shanthi Appelo, click here.

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